Animals & pets

If you would like to see the animals currently in Kempsey Pound or in foster care, please view

Animals in Council care


To report a lost animal or one that you've found, please use our Report an issue form.

Our rangers work to ensure that the Companion Animals Act 1998 (NSW) and other laws are implemented in our shire so that residents and animals can co-exist safely and harmoniously.

If you'd like advice on pet registration, responsible dog and cat ownership, and the control of dogs in public spaces, please use the links below or call Council on 6566 3200.

We recommend the desexing of companion animals. If you provide proof that your pet is desexed, you'll pay a reduced registration fee.